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Ferry Building, Auckland

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
Step back into New Zealand's maritime heritage at Ferry Building, an important and ornate structure built by the Auckland Harbor Board between 1909 and 1912. Registered with the Historic Places Trust, the building's grandeur highlights the wealth and power generated by the nation's ports at the turn of the 20th century. Its unusual coloration and design make it stand out against the backdrop of modern-day Auckland. Explore the history of the wharf while watching the boats come in and out of the harbor, and then grab a bite to eat in one of the cafes and restaurants now housed here. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ferry Building by using our Auckland travel itinerary planner.
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  • Beautiful old building with a number of modern restaurants close to all the ferry terminals including Waiheke Island trips. Right "Downtown" and a hive of activity. Nice to just sit in the sun and rel...  more »
  • A great building to take a stroll around, have a coffee or meal at one of the various cafes and/or take a ferry ride from.  more »
  • The ferry building is immediately adjacent the ferry terminals. It has obviously been lovingly restored. It contains a number of eating places which allow you to eat either inside out of the weather o...  more »
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  • Beautiful architecture, though I've never been in the building or taken a ferry ride, so I can't review it for more than its external appearance.
  • Beautiful building. The ferry's were all on time and took us to Devonport. Totally worth the price.
  • Great service, the boats are on time, and the staff is helpful! Worth the price
  • An iconic building on the Auckland waterfront. A mark of marine history of NZ. Now a days used as the Ferry terminal.
  • Transport hub... and social waterfront